Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Patio, 2001

I just got out of rehab
not much is left
in my small
container garden

Some things
are rigorous
and genuine
like lemon balm,

I nearly drove into
a telephone pole
this morning
a stranger’s red
in a second story window box

I used to raise nasturtiums
their generous mane climbing up
the old wooden fence

Suppose I hadn’t been gone -
would the wisteria
have made it?

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